The cult phenomenon that’s been screening to packed late night shows across the United States, Melbourne and Perth.
Now Adelaide audiences can experience this crazy movie Saturday nights at 10.30pm at Palace Nova Eastend
Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau (Homeless in America, Neighbors), THE ROOM (M) is like no other film you’ve seen. “Unforgettable! Contender for the “worst movie ever made.” See it at a late night screening where you can hoot with derision among a like-minded crowd.” Filmcritic
“What makes viewing The Room attractive is the chance for audiences to gleefully ignore cinema etiquette while attending the late-night screenings. Patrons are encouraged to make witty interjections, heckle, holler and hurl projectiles (plastic spoons) at the screen. It’s the good-natured, interactive viewing experience that ensures, quite miraculously, that this deliriously incompetent piece of film-making winds up providing five-star entertainment.”
Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, made only $3,000 at the box office in its 2003 release, before sinking without a trace.
A group of curious hipsters tracked it down after noticing an LA billboard Wiseau had booked, and started a series of midnight screenings, in which the audience joined in, Rocky Horror Picture Show style – dressing up, talking back to the screen and throwing spoons and footballs. The film has since developed a cult following not unlike that for Plan 9 from Outer Space, including fans like celebrity comedian David Cross and Tim & Eric of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, who invited Wiseau to appear in one of their episodes.
Faced with crowds laughing at his masterpiece, a lesser man might have lost faith, but Wiseau has happily re-badged The Room as a ‘black comedy’, even rocking up for the screenings his energetic participation at post-film Q&As is the stuff of legend. The overrated hype of some cult classics often border on overkill, but The Room’s place in the pantheon of ‘So Bad, It’s Horrifically Awful Good’ is hard to deny. No matter how bad something in life may be, it could never possibly be as bad as this. The Room has garnered a massive cult following, selling out sessions across the US, leaving audiences stunned and wondering “how can so bad, be so good?”
Roomie packs available at the screenings – spoons and viewer guides (essential)!
Described at “The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies” this late night cult phenomenon will screen for 4 sessions only! Exclusively at Palace Nova Eastend, Saturday nights at 10.30pm from May 8.
Tickets now on sale at the box office and online http://www.palacenova.com/
Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEPUML9Mfmk
The Room: Exclusive Interview with Tommy Wiseau! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRN9FpMkUbU
Official website – http://www.theroommovie.com/room2.html